Comedy

  1. Stephen Colbert Announces 'StePhest Colbchella '012: RocktAugustFest' With fun., Grandmaster Flash, Santigold

    August 01, 2012 8:37 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Stephen Colbert is hosting another music extravaganza, and this time, he's got missiles. The comedian announced Tuesday on "The Colbert Report" that he will host a concert on Aug. 10 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and ...

  2. Photos: ?uestlove and DJ Cassidy Spin For Skylar Grey, Lonely Island @ Vevo Post-Grammy Party

    February 13, 2012 3:08 PM EST The Vevo Presents I'm With The Band post-Grammy party, sponsored by Nike and Fuelband, was held in Los Angeles Sunday night featuring guest DJs ?uestlove and DJ Cassidy spinning on the ones and twos for stars such as Skylar Grey, Jorma Taccon ...

  3. Radiohead To Meet Colbert In Hour-Long Episode

    September 19, 2011 7:47 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert meeting Radiohead is such a special occasion, a regular episode of "The Colbert Report" wasn't sufficient. The Comedy Central show will air its first hour-long episode Sept. 26, when Colbert sits down ...

  4. Stephen Colbert, Jack White Record, Release Song Together (Watch)

    June 24, 2011 8:04 AM EDT The Colbert Report Tags: Colbert Report Full Episodes , Political Humor & Satire Blog , Video Archive NEW YORK - Stephen Colbert wants to climb the charts. Colbert debuted his new Jack White-produced single, "Charlene II (I'm Over Yo ...

  5. Pandora Adds Huge Archive of Comedy Clips

    May 04, 2011 11:19 AM EDT Pandora has added comedy tracks to its personalized Internet radio service. The company's comedy content currently includes 10,000 "sketches" from over 700 comedians, Pandora explained in a blog post. Pandora says it has a team of w ...

  6. @Digital Hollywood: Comedy Veterans Love Online Video

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A panel filled with comedy legends showed how online video is changing the way products are developed and marketed. It's cheap, traditional gatekeepers don't limit it, and it can lead to film and television deals. Their use of digital vi ...

  7. Chelsea Handler Panned As VMA Host

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When MTV announced last month that E!'s Chelsea Handler would be hosting this year's Video Music Awards, it was met with some surprise. So how did she do Sunday on one of music's most star-studded nights? "She was among the wor ...

  8. Dr. Demento Leaving Radio For The Web

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Listen closely, that's the sound of demented music dying that you're hearing on your radio. After nearly 40 years of broadcasting catchy little tunes celebrating everything from dogs getting run over by lawnmowers to cockroaches devourin ...

  9. Comedy Central, Live Nation Deal Expands

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Comedy Central and live entertainment firm Live Nation on Thursday unveiled a broadened and deepened alliance that will include the launch of "Comedy Central's House of Comedy Live from House of Blues," a monthly branded stand-up sh ...

  10. The Baron Cohen Brothers Discuss Music For 'Ali G,' 'Borat,' 'Brüno'

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Actor Sacha Baron Cohen and his brother, composer Erran Baron Cohen, filled the room with laughs this afternoon, as they discussed their collaborations on "Da Ali G Show,"" "Borat" and "Brüno." The discussion was ...

  11. Baron Cohen Brothers Set For Film & TV Music Conference

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sacha Baron Cohen and his brother, composer Erran Baron Cohen, will appear at the THR/Billboard Film & TV Music conference Oct. 29-30 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The two will discuss their collaborations on "Da Ali G Show," ...

  12. 'Conchords' To Offer Next Day Downloads, Album

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Flight Of The Conchords' eponymous HBO show returns to the airwaves on Jan. 18, and this time around, fans will be able to purchase music from each episode the day after it airs, Billboard can reveal. Shortly after the conclusion of the 10-ep ...

  13. Comedy Central Announces Live Entertainment Division

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Comedy Central has announced the creation of an in-house live entertainment division to be headed up by network veteran Mitch Fried. Under the new division, dubbed Comedy Central Live Entertainment, the channel will attempt to bolster its business ...

  14. Stephen Colbert Plans Holiday Music Special

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert will debut "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" on Nov. 23, featuring performances by Elvis Costello, Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend and Willie Nelson. The one-hour show has something o ...

  15. Comedy Legend George Carlin Dies At 71

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital yesterday (June 22). He was 71. Carlin, who had a history of heart and drug-dependency problems ...

  16. Opie & Anthony Comedy Tour Set First Dates

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stops include Massachusetts, New Jersey. Shock jocks Opie and Anthony are fielding the Opie & Anthony Traveling Virus - The Comedy Event of the Year! tour, a multi-act, festival style comedy tour. The syndicated jocks’ flagship station is 92.3 ...

  17. Clear Channel To Offer Morning Show Podcasts

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Phone pranks from N.Y. radio station will test concept. Phone pranks from N.Y. radio station will test concept. News ...

  18. 50 Cent Holds Off Beck On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Larry the Cable Guy scores record comedy sales. Larry the Cable Guy scores record comedy sales. News ...

  19. Movies & Music

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Golden Globe Awards continue the winning streak for the music of "Alfie," "The Aviator" and "Ray." Read Carla Hay's column. The Golden Globe Awards continue the winning streak for the music of "Alfie,&qu ...

  20. WB Nashville Bows Comedy Imprint

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Foxworthy, Engvall among acts on roster. Warner Bros. Records Nashville is launching a comedy imprint, WBR/Jack Records. The label is a partnership with Los Angeles-based manager J.P. Williams, who named it after his son Jack. Warner Bros. comedia ...

  21. Cardwell Forms New Event/Talent Firm

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former MAD chief forms MAC Presents. Nashville-based promoter/producer Marcie Allen Cardwell has formed MAC Presents, an independent talent buyer and event sponsorship firm, Billboard.biz has learned. Cardwell resigned as president of live-event p ...

  22. MAD Booking Prez Cardwell Resigns

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Marcie Allen Cardwell has resigned as president of live-event producer MAD Booking & Events in Nashville, the company she founded, she tells Billboard.biz. Laura Valente, formerly VP in MAD's Atla Marcie Allen Cardwell has resigned as ...